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Stoke and Aston Villa head a 30-club race to sign Crewe's Luke Murphy and Liverpool are monitoring France U21 defender Nicolas Isimat-Mirin.

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Luke Murphy: Crewe star chased by 30 clubs

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DAILY STAR

Neil Warnock claims Rafa Benitez threatened to sue him at the height of their row over Sheffield United's relegation from the Premier League.

Manchester City fear they will be stuck with Mario Balotelli even though they want to get rid of him.

QPR's Adel Taarabt says their great escape is on.

Stoke striker Michael Owen will make his comeback bid behind closed doors today.

Honduras midfielder Roger Espinoza will join Wigan in January after being granted a work permit.

DAILY MIRROR

Marouane Fellaini has escaped with a three-match ban for his headbutt on Stoke's Ryan Shawcross.

Brendan Rodgers has warned Liverpool their problems won't be solved in one transfer window.

Frank Lampard has told Chelsea their season is on the line - starting at Leeds on Wednesday in the Capital One Cup.

Jan Vertonghen has urged Tottenham to sign his former Ajax team-mate Christian Eriksen.

Harry Redknapp wants Nicolas Anelka to blast QPR to Premier League safety.

Arsenal have yet to approach the New York Red Bulls about signing Thierry Henry next month.

Stoke and Aston Villa head a 30-club race to sign Crewe's latest midfield starlet Luke Murphy.

Fulham are set to make a surprise move for QPR striker Jamie Mackie.

Wolves have confirmed that Ronald Zubar and Eggert Jonsson are likely to be sold in the new year.

Leeds want to sign Michael Tonge and Alan Tate in Janaury.

Barcelona's brilliance is making La Liga 'boring' says Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone.

THE TIMES

Newcastle United are making contingency plans in case Demba Ba's £7.5m get-out clause is activated next month.

Marouane Fellaini has been banned for three matches after accepting a charge of violent conduct for his clash with Stoke's Ryan Shawcross.

QPR are closer to signing Nicolas Anelka after he began negotiations to secure a release from Shanghai Shenhua.

A Zenit St Petersburg fans group has urged the club not to sign gay, black or South American players.

Tottenham have indicated they are prepared to sell Danny Rose next month.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto hopes to return to Tottenham's side on Saturday against Stoke after three months out with a knee injury.

DAILY MAIL

Harry Redknapp will meet QPR owner Tony Fernandes this week to discuss transfer window plans. Joe Cole and Nicolas Anelka are targets.

Newcastle have cancelled their Christmas party in a bid to end a run of poor results.

Blackburn manager Henning Berg wants former Aston Villa coach Kevin MacDonald to join his staff.

Nottingham Forest will give Stephen McLaughlin a medical today and Derry team-mate Barry McNamee will follow ahead of a proposed £200,000 double deal in January.

Liverpool are among a number of clubs monitoring France U21 centre-back Nicolas Isimat-Mirin.

Leeds are tabling a £275,000 offer for Swansea defender Alan Tate.

Wigan have confirmed Roger Espinoza will join from Sporting Kansas City next month.

THE SUN

Marouane Fellaini has escaped with just a three-match ban for his headbutt on Ryan Shawcross.

Demba Ba admits he is interested in a move to Arsenal next month.

Defender Kirk Broadfoot admits Blackpool expect to lose Thomas Ince next month.

Steve Bruce has been given the go-ahead by Hull to launch a £7m swoop for Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell.

Brighton are preparing a £4m bid for Burnley striker Charlie Austin.

Stoke striker Michael Owen will play in a friendly with Blackpool today.

Wayne Routledge is set to sign a new four-year deal with Swansea.

John Ward has re-joined Bristol Rovers after turning down a director's role at Plymouth.

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